Earliest Mosaic Dedicated to Jesus Prompts Prison Relocation
During an expansion project at Israel’s Megiddo Prison in 2004, a Greek inscription was uncovered which was translated “to the God Jesus Christ”. The mosaic inscription was found inside a building that was dated back to the 3rd-century. The discovery is so profound, discussions to relocate the prison complex are in the works. This would allow archaeologists to re-expose the mosaics underneath and construct a tourist site.
This is the oldest inscription in Israel that identifies Jesus as God. After they move the prison I’d be interested to see if more inscriptions give definition to the structure built in Megiddo. Megiddo is the location in the Bible where the Apostle John sees Armageddon unfolding from the book of Revelation. We’ll have to wait and see.
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